With the increase in new airport construction in the Middle East, the need to boost and modernise airport security in the region will increase spending in this sector to AED 212 million (US$ 57.7 mn) by 2015, according to research.
The Middle East Airport Security Market Assessment Report states that spending in this sector has a CAGR of 7.5 per cent from 2008’s AED 127.7 million (US$ 34.7 mn). The study has estimated the region accounts for 14.4 per cent of the global Critical Infrastructure Protection Market.
Reasearch findings by leading consultants Frost and Sullivan indicate that UAE airport security spending has been estimated at AED 31.6 million for 2009, accounting for as much as 23 per cent of the total Middle East expenditure in the sector.
Airport security will be one of the major focus areas in this year’s Intersec trade fair and conference to be held from January 16 to 18, 2011 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Intersec 2011 will host 800 exhibitors and expects 22,000 trade visitors to attend.
“With the aviation industry in the Middle East on the high growth path and new terminals and airports being planned or under construction across the region, airport security and surveillance systems will be an interesting topic at Intersec 2011,” said Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer of Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH, organiser of the event.
“Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International airport currently under way at Jebel Ali and already open for cargo flights, will eventually be the world’s largest passenger terminal. On completion the airport will be five times larger than the current Dubai International Airport and will handle 120 million passengers annually. This will drive demand for the latest in fool-proof security systems, perimeter security and surveillance gadgets,” Pauwels added.
“The increase in the levels of international terrorism has also necessitated a hard look into the current state of affairs in this sector by governments and security agencies as well as the private sector,” said Pauwels.
According to IMS research in their report entitled: “Middle East Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance – 2010 edition” the Middle East market for video surveillance equipment will grow by over 10% in 2010 and the region is forecasted to grow strongly towards 2013.
Intersec trade fair and conference is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition and conference for security and safety in the Middle East. Amongst exhibitors with aviation security products featuring in the upcoming edition are Cardax, Eastimage and Smiths Detection. The trade show has played a major role in the last 12 years in reflecting the security industry worldwide. 19,159 visitors (+11% compared to 2009) from 96 countries and over 710 exhibitors from 50 countries attended Intersec 2010.
Intersec 2011 will showcase the latest technologies and apparatus in Commercial Security & Information Security, Aviation, Homeland Security & Policing, Fire & Rescue and Safety & Health and will also feature a three day congress running parallel to the exhibition.